The Physics Room – office

The Physics Room is a contemporary art space dedicated to developing and promoting contemporary art and critical discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Its gallery space is now located next to Christchurch Art Gallery’s Design Shop on Worcester Boulevard, with the management team located across the road in the Arts Centre’s Registry building 

The Physics Room’s Library

Based in central Christchurch since 1996, The Physics Room is a charitable trust that:

  • assists art practitioners with resources and opportunities to achieve a higher level of professional and creative development
  • encourages a greater acknowledgement, understanding and value of contemporary art among New Zealanders
  • actively seeks links between the arts and other areas of cultural production
  • involves art as a contributing voice in wider intellectual, social and political debate.

Office opening hours and location

Gallery opening hours and location

Contact details

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Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Tī kōuka string-making classes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

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Posh Porridge pop-ups

Every Wednesday

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Resourceful skills workshops

Throughout the year

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every university term Friday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Rosa Morte by Uncle Harold

6 - 30 April 2019

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The Manaaki Project

6 - 18 April 2019

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Navigation Lines by Fiona van Oyen

11 April - 12 May 2019

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New Music Central – Multi-channel Acousmatic Music

6 May 2019

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Merging Traditions

6 - 12 May 2019

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School of Art building open day

12 May 2019

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Wonders of the South Island

13 - 19 May 2019

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Love of the Land

20 May - 2 June 2019

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New Music Central – Menotti’s “The Old Maid & the Thief”

20 May 2019

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New Music Central – Gayle Blankenburg (USA)

27 May 2019

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Hire the Great Hall

Make your next event great

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